Resources for Families

Helpful Links

Insurance and Benefits 

Florida KidCare

Health insurance for children from birth through age 18


Disability Benefits

Apply through the Social Security Administration, for children under the age of 18



Type 1 Diabetes MOD Squad

Educates parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on children’s rights, including how to deal with diabetes in school


Diabetes Camp for Kids

American Diabetes Association


Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes

A meal planning tool from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Carbohydrate Counting 101

Resource for people with diabetes to manage food intake and keep blood glucose (sugar) within target range, from the Joslin Diabetes Center


Carbohydrate Guide

Resource from Diabetes Care and Education and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics



Kids Eat Right

Pediatric nutrition advice by age, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Fruits and Veggies More Matters

Health initiative to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and make it an easy choice



Vaccine and Immunization Schedule

As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Free medication schedules, reminders and health tracker


Children’s Medical Services

Special services for children with special needs


Florida Health Women’s, Infants and Children program (WIC)

Federally funded nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals for health care at no cost


Florida Department of Children and Families ACCESS

Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS): connect with your public assistance information


Congenital Heart Disease

World’s largest information resource for pediatric congenital heart disease